5 ways to make your car battery last longer
If you’ve ever had a flat battery, it’s likely a situation you want to avoid happening again anytime soon.
With these simple tips you can help get more out of your battery and prolong its life:
- Maintain battery at full charge
Keeping the battery fully charged will ensure maximum life. A battery charger may be needed for vehicles that regularly do short trips that don’t allow enough time to fully charge the battery
- Keep electrolyte levels topped up:
If you have a maintenance free battery, then this step isn’t required. But if you have a conventional or low maintenance battery, you should check fluid levels regularly
- Refit the heat shields
No matter what type of battery you have, make sure any heat shields provided are always refitted
- Turn off your lights:
Before leaving your vehicle, be sure your headlights and interior lights are switched off.
- Make sure its secure:
The battery must always be secure. A loose battery can be damaged, can damage the vehicle or could cause a fire.
Should your battery fail and a new one is needed, RACQ patrols are just a call away and our 24/7 mobile battery replacement service will get you going again in no time.